Computer Migration – Access is denied. I was getting an Access is denied error message in the Quest Resource Updating Manager (RUM) console when I was performing computer migration (move) – domain membership change operation.
In general, “Access is denied” error message during computer “move” means the remote registry service is not running on these computers. But in this case, the service was running but when I opened the registry remotely, I was getting the following error message:
It turned out to be a permission issue on the registry key. This computer (master image) was upgraded from Windows 2000. By default, Windows 2000 does not have a built-in user account named Local Service. Instead, the Remote Registry Service is logged on as Local System. In Windows XP, the Remote Registry Service is logged on as Local Service.
I assigned Read permission to LOCAL SERVICE on the following registry key:
everything started working after the registry modification.
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